Tottenham’s 1-1 draw away to Real Madrid is another sign that English clubs are doing much better in the Champions League. It’s been a struggle over the past few years but now, under new and better managers, Premier League teams are starting to deliver in Europe again. By Jamie Braidwood
The next Scotland manager, whoever that may be, will have a tall task on his hands. The need to reinvigorate the game and get fans believing again is the first step of many. We’ve been in this position before, it is now crucial we don’t find ourselves in it again come Euro 2020. By Grant Barnes
It’s hard to remember a week of international football like this one. One full of so many shocks and stories and of twists and turns. International football gets a bad reputation, but where does it actually come from? Maybe we should make more of an effort to try. There was drama everywhere this week, it’s just a shame it was seen by so few. By Jamie Braidwood
Rugby is facing a crisis. The sport’s links to concussions and brain injuries have been well documented in recent years, but is this a problem rugby will be able to tackle? One solution would be to ban contact in youth rugby. A controversial move that would threaten the very principles of the sport. By Ryan Nixon
After a run of disappointing results, poor defending and frustrating performances, Jurgen Klopp is starting to feel at little bit of pressure. His reluctance to pursue a centre back other than Virgil van Djik has cost him, so what can he do now to fix Liverpool’s defensive problems? By Kris Gourlay
Two years ago Brendan Rodgers was sacked by Liverpool. It came less than 18 months after he had led the Reds to an improbable title challenge but at the time, Rodgers’ stock couldn’t have been lower. It seemed unlikely that he would ever get the chance to manage at the top level again. But that all changed once he joined Celtic. By Jamie Braidwood.
With the 2017/18 England team to tour Australia scheduled to be announced on Wednesday morning, we begin our build up to this year’s Ashes series. Here are our picks for who should make the trip in November. By Iain Leggat.
Celtic’s juxtaposing results against PSG and Ross County perfectly illustrates their predicament. They’re stuck, too strong at home but lacking the resources and financial power needed to compete with Europe’s elite in the Champions League. Where do they go from here? By Jamie Braidwood
Following successive victories over Lithuania and Malta, reaching a playoff for the World Cup no longer seems like an impossible dream. Malta was a night of restored faith, hope reborn and, bizarrely, supporting England. By David Ronney
“Craig Levein’s appointment as Hearts manager has divided fans. Levein has often been a target of supporters’ frustrations during his time as the club’s Director of Football but if you look at his managerial history, it’s hard to argue with the decision.” By John Menzies